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Sony HDR-CX305

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Sony HDR-CX305. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the memory and viewfinder. Comments are divided on the durability.

usability, image quality, portability, size, design

battery, reliability, price, viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: john (

Sony HDR CX305


I don't seem to be able to find a way of turning the sound off when recording

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: nick (

Sony HDR CX305


Excellent build quality & picture

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: ian (

Sony HDR CX305


compact and easy to use. I still have to use it on holiday, and will do so in Iraqi Kurdistan later this month. Plenty of mountains, scenery and Kurdish lifestyle!


Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: anthony (

Sony HDR CX305


light, compact, ease of use, great picture quality,touch screen,

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: John (

Sony HDR CX305


Small.lightweight,easy to operate

could do with a bigger capacity battery to start with

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: John (

Sony HDR CX305


The battery would not fit the camcorder and there was no replacement available therefor I had a refund.

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony HDR CX305


easy to use, light and great image quality.

longer battery life

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony HDR CX305


High quality picture and I like the way everything is ready once you've opened the lcd screen. Easy to upload video using the PMB software and software is easy to use. The image quality if you plug HDMI to HDMI is amazing. Menus are easy to use and...

Should be slightly heavier and bigger so that it felt more stable and everything wasn't so fiddly. Cover to USB and HDMI connectors feels fragile and I suspect will break off in time. I do a look of work outside and still think a viewfinder is...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Perera S (

A good quality product


I was happy about the money I spent on the product. It would be great if the memmory was 32GB for that price.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Tony (

Sony HDR CX305


Picture & sound quality

Cost of additional lens, wide angle etc...

Dec, 2010